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September 13, 2022

5 Celebrities Who Have Dental Implants

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paparazzi taking photos around red carpet

Dental implants are a popular replacement for missing teeth. These titanium screws are inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. Once there, they spend the next four to six months fusing with the jawbone. This is what makes dental implants so durable and long-lasting. Dental implants are a great way to repair gapped grins. Even some celebrities have them! Read on to learn about four celebrities who have dental implants to thank for their full, beautiful smiles.


August 16, 2022

What Should I Do If I Have a Loose Dental Implant?

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person with loose dental implant covering mouth

Dental implants are posts that are often made from titanium and are inserted into the jawbone through the gums to replace the roots of a missing tooth. They fuse with the jawbone through osseointegration for four to six months, which makes them incredibly durable and dependable. Even though dental implants have a high success rate of 95% or more, there are still some things that can cause them to fail. Read on to learn about some of the potential causes of failure as well as what to do if you have a loose dental implant.


June 8, 2022

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look Younger

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

As we get older, our bodies begin to change. Our skin loses its elasticity, our hormone levels change, and even our voices may take on a different tone. One thing that changes that you may not have considered is your smile. Though it may start to lose its shine as time goes on, cosmetic dentistry offers a solution. Read on to learn about some common aesthetic dental issues that cosmetic dentistry can correct.


April 4, 2022

Just How Far Has Cosmetic Dentistry Come?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 7:09 pm
Dentist with beautiful female patient

Surprisingly enough, cosmetic dentistry started centuries ago. Only through continued discoveries and ideas did it evolve from its primitive beginnings to today’s current form.

For those eager to learn more about this storied path, here’s a summary of the significant periods in cosmetic dentistry’s history – its ancient origins, its growth in the Medieval and Enlightenment eras, and its present peak.


January 13, 2022

Choose the Best Denture Adhesive for Your Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 4:20 am

Hand holding upper dentureThanks to new impression technology and other advancements in dentistry, dentures can fit your mouth like a glove. Suction should be enough to hold them in place, but sometimes you might want a little extra stability. A denture adhesive can give you a snugger fit, so can enjoy a juicy steak or give a speech without worrying about your teeth falling out. It can also provide a temporary fix if your denture needs to be relined or adjusted; however, there are a lot of options. Here’s what you need to know about different denture adhesives to choose the best one for your smile.


November 11, 2021

How Dental Crown Color-Matching Works

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dental crown on finger

If you have a tooth that needs some extra support after experiencing decay or an injury, your dentist will likely recommend a dental crown. Fortunately, they aren’t noticeable anymore. You no longer need to deal with a dark line around the base of the tooth. Your dentist has a way of making your crown look so much like part of your tooth, you won’t even be able to tell the difference. But how are they able to get the color down so perfectly? Continue reading to learn more about the color-matching process.


October 4, 2021

What Is That Black Line Around My Dental Crown?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 7:11 pm
man looking curiously in mirror

If you’ve noticed a black line near your gums on an older dental crown, you’re not alone. Many people have found themselves in this predicament, which makes it obvious you’ve undergone dental work.

Fortunately, you can do something about it and ensure you never see that line again. Keep reading to learn what causes the black line around a dental crown and how your dentist can help.


September 4, 2021

The Years Have Expired on Your Veneers: Replacement Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 9:50 pm
Dentist holding veneer with tool

The giant tortoise, an all-day sucker, a redwood tree, bottled water, and porcelain veneers. All of these things can last a long time. But the end comes for everyone, and it is important to prepare.

In the case of the last item, replacing veneers before something goes wrong is the ideal approach for your oral health. They can last up to 20 years with proper care and treatment, but what are the signs that it is time for you to seek a veneer replacement?


August 10, 2021

Should I Get Porcelain Veneers or No-Prep Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 6:44 pm
dentist placing veneers on patient

Are you unhappy with your smile? You might be considering veneers as a solution to help make the grin of your dreams a reality. While doing your research, you probably came across two different types of veneers: porcelain and no prep. If you’re wondering what the difference is, then you’re in luck! Read along as we discuss key differences between porcelain veneers and no-prep veneers to help you determine the best method for you.


July 22, 2021

Take-Home Teeth Whitening or Store-Bought – Which is Best?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 12:45 am
Woman after teeth whitening

Discoloration can happen for numerous different reasons, including the use of tobacco products, drinking pigmented beverages, and aging. While it’s natural, staining is still something that we consider unsightly and become self-conscious of. Fortunately, there are teeth whitening options out there to help you get the pearly whites you desire. However, it is a good idea to avoid the store-bought whitening treatments and opt for a take-home whitening kit from your dentist instead. Continue reading to learn why.

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